New York City Marathon

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Marathon runners on Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.

The New York City Marathon (called the ING New York City Marathon because it is sponsored by financial company ING Group) is a yearly marathon that goes through all five boroughs of New York City. The distance of the race is 26.219 miles. It starts at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and ends at Columbus Circle. It takes place on the first Sunday of November.[1] It is one of the largest marathons in the world. 50,304 people ran the marathon in 2013.[2] It has been held every year since 1970 except for 2012, when the race was cancelled because of Hurricane Sandy.[3]

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  1. "Why November Is a Great Time to Visit New York City". TripSavvy.
  2. "ING New York City Marathon 2010, Finisher Demographics, November 7, 2010". New York Road Runners.
  3. "Reports: The New York Marathon Has Been Cancelled". Atlantic Wire. November 2, 2012. Archived from the original on November 22, 2012. Retrieved November 9, 2013.

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